Animal Research Oversight Course

Animal Research Oversight Course (AROC)

Animal Research Oversight Course (AROC)

The Animal Research Oversight Course (AROC) is an engaging, interactive online course that equips IACUC members and staff for their roles through demonstration of the ethical principles and regulatory frameworks that govern their day-to-day work.

Throughout the course, learners will observe a simulated IACUC’s deliberations that demonstrate how key ethical principles are applied in the IACUC protocol review process.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the function and purpose of IACUCs and animal care and use programs
  • Define ethical principles, regulations, and guidelines that inform research with animals
  • Apply these principles in the review of research protocols that include animals
  • Describe participation in an effective, well-run IACUC meeting

AROC is geared toward new IACUC members and IACUC members seeking a refresher on foundational ethical principles and regulations in animal subjects research. Staff and researchers will also benefit from taking this course.

For a Group or Individual

For a Group or Individual

Individual License:

An individual license grants individual access only to the person who purchases the course.

  • Only one person will be able to take the course and receive credit for completing it. If you plan on having more than one individual take the course, please either purchase multiple subscriptions or an institutional license
  • Member status is not transferable for the purpose of individual licenses

Institutional License:

An institutional license is for two or more individuals who work together directly at the same institution. 

  • There is no limit to the number of learners who can take the course under an institutional license, however, learners taking the course under one license should be affiliated with the same site or location. Please contact to discuss your institution's needs.
  • It is the responsibility of the person whose name is used to purchase the license to help their users create accounts, add team members, and distribute information to their colleagues. Instructions will be provided.
  • Only the person purchasing the license needs to be a PRIM&R member in order to receive the member institutional rate.

*Please note, the person whose name the registration is under will receive membership. PRIM&R does not offer  group institutional, or departmental memberships.

Continuing Education Credit

Learners who complete AROC can earn up to 5.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for participating. The AROC certificate of completion can be used to obtain CE credits from professional associations. Each association's guidelines for acceptance of credit hours may differ. Please consult the appropriate association representative for information as to if, and how many, credits from AROC may be used for CE.